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Madrid to Bilbao

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02:00Madrid4h2506:25Bilbao
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02:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h1006:25Bilbao
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20:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h0500:50Bilbao
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The fastest buses

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Fastest Journey

4h 5m

Average

4h 34m

Buses per day

23

Distance

323 km

Of the 23 bus that leave Madrid for Bilbao every day 23 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 323 km distance in an average of 4h 34m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 4h 5m .

The slowest bus will take 5h 20m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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20:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h0500:50Bilbao
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$661One-way
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09:00Madrid4h1013:10Bilbao
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$651One-way
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02:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h1006:25Bilbao
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15:00Madrid4h1019:10Bilbao
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17:00Madrid4h1521:15Bilbao
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$741One-way

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Prices across different modes

Train
Bus
Flight
Tue
Jul 23
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$169Air Nostrum
Wed
Jul 24
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$75Iberia
Thu
Jul 25
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Fri
Jul 26
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sat
Jul 27
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
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Sun
Jul 28
$77Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Mon
Jul 29
$41Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Tue
Jul 30
$35Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Wed
Jul 31
$35Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Thu
Aug 1
$41Renfe
$38Alsa
$93Air Europa
Fri
Aug 2
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sat
Aug 3
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$78Air Europa
Sun
Aug 4
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Mon
Aug 5
$35Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Tue
Aug 6
$35Renfe
$38Alsa
$62Iberia
Wed
Aug 7
$35Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Thu
Aug 8
$35Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Fri
Aug 9
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Sat
Aug 10
$35Renfe
$38Alsa
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Sun
Aug 11
$59Renfe
$38Alsa
$59Air Europa
Mon
Aug 12
$41Renfe
$38Alsa
$62Iberia

The cheapest buses

from Madrid
to Bilbao

Showing times and prices for Jul 24

Cheapest

$38

Average

$49

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to Bilbao will cost around $ 49 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.

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16:00Madrid5h2021:20Bilbao
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$381One-way
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17:30Madrid4h4522:15Bilbao
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16:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T44h3520:50Bilbao
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$381One-way

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Journey Summary

Madrid to Bilbao Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
5 hours 39 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $38
Buses depart from:Madrid
Bus arrives in:Bilbao
Distance:323 km
BusBus Companies:Alsa

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao

Buses in Spain are an affordable way to travel between cities. A number of bus companies offer domestic and international routes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao are operated by Spanish provider, ALSA with up to 20 departures a day. The first bus leaves in the early hours of the morning, while the last departure at around 8:30 p.m. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao require a journey time of approximately 4 hours.

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Madrid to Bilbao Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Madrid to Bilbao when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€31

1 Day in Advance

€31

1 Week in Advance

€31

2 Weeks in Advance

€31

1 Month in Advance

€31

3 Months in Advance

€31

Madrid to Bilbao Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 4 hours to arrive in Bilbao.

  • autobus All Madrid to Bilbao buses are run by ALSA.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from Madrid's Intercam Av. America bus station and arrive at Bilbao bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from Madrid to Bilbao by bus takes as little as 4 hours and 5 minutes to arrive in Bilbao.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Madrid to Bilbao bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Taking the Bus from Madrid

Buses from Madrid to Bilbao leave from the Intercambiador de Transporte bus station, located on Avenida de America, which has good local transport links by bus and metro to the rest of the city and the suburbs. Madrid's efficient and extensive transport network is supplemented by regular night bus routes. Taxis are also available at the bus station.

Getting into Madrid by Bus

Bilbao is a bustling port and the capital of Vizcaya in the Basque Region of Northern Spain and is situated on the tidal Nervión River. Bilbao enjoys a mild climate, more temperate than much of Spain and has become increasingly popular, with visitors enjoying the art and architecture of the modernist Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. Other attractions are the Basque Museum and La Ria Maritime Museum. Bilbao's Old Town, or Casco Viejo, has seven streets full of interesting shops and cafes. Buses from Madrid to Bilbao arrive at the TermiBus Station, which is linked by tram to central Bilbao. Bilbao has plenty of public transport options, including a Metro line, frequent Bilbobus City buses, one EuskoTran tram line, and the BizkaiBus service which covers surrounding regions and coastal towns. Bilbao has a weekend night bus service, while taxis are also available at the station.

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Best fares for buses from Madrid to Bilbao

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Fri, Jul 26
Bus
Alsa
11:004h 15m15:15
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Sat, Jul 27
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Alsa
08:004h 40m12:40
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Fastest Buses from Madrid to Bilbao by duration
Fri, Jul 26
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Alsa
11:004h 15m15:15
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Fri, Aug 2
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Alsa
11:004h 15m15:15
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Thu, Aug 8
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17:004h 15m21:15
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Return Journeys for Buses from Bilbao to Madrid
Fri, Jul 26
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Alsa
14:004h 45m18:45
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Sat, Jul 27
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Alsa
08:004h 40m12:40
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Sun, Jul 28
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Alsa
06:004h 45m10:45
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Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey
Madrid
Bilbao
BusMadrid America

Amenities

BusMadrid Est. Sur

Amenities

Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.
Metro lines 6
Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11
Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10

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